What are the arrangements for supporting children and young people in moving between phases of education and in preparing for adulthood?


How will my child be supported when changing classes or schools?

We aim to make the transition between classes and phases as smooth as possible to maintain confidence, correctly targeted planning and specialised provision.

Transition into Foundation 1.

All children and parents are visited at home to develop relationships and find out more about the children. Staff will liaise with Health visitors over any concerns. Parents complete a profile of their child’s interests and strengths

Transition into Foundation 2

Current teacher liaises with new teacher and shares targets, progress successes and concerns. All children play regularly in F2 and develop relationships with all staff. The children take part in playtimes and assemblies. The children take part in activities in the school hall.

Additional Provision

Children may make a book to read over the holiday with photographs of Foundation Stage staff and key areas.

New teacher takes part in special needs meetings in the last half term.

Staff will visit the current nursery provision of children with complex needs to begin to build a relationship with your child and liaise with staff.

Transition between classes

Current teacher liaises with new teacher and shares targets, progress successes and concerns. All children visit new class for one morning

Additional Provision

Children take part in extra visits to their new class.

Children may make a book to read over the holiday with photographs of new staff and key areas.

New teacher takes part in special needs meetings in the last half term.

Transition into Year 3

Transition between classes

Current teacher liaises with new teacher and shares targets, progress successes and concerns. All children visit new class for one day.

All children spend a dinner time in Key Stage 2 building.

Additional Provision

Children take part in extra visits to new class.

Children may make a book to read over the holiday with photographs of new staff and key areas.

New teacher takes part in special needs meetings in the last half term.

Children can bring work to show their new teacher.

Transition into Year7

Year 7 and transition school staff from Mexborough School visit Montagu in the Autumn Term.

Children attend an open evening at Mexborough School.

Staff from other schools visit to meet their new children.

Children visit for Science lessons

Children spend a day at their new school in the summer term

Additional Provision

Children visit secondary school with their parents.

Extra visits are arranged during school time

Transition staff attend Annual Reviews and SEND meetings.